I have a doctors appointment set up for the 20th, but I am a curious person and so I wanted your opinions or educated facts, whichever will help 😉
I am a 24 year old overweight female.
I try to work out at least 3 hours a week, I take care of my 4 year old son, and I try to eat healthier than I have in the past.
I went to my general practitioner for a mole that changed shape, texture, size, and color and was itching like crazy.
He tested my blood for everything, including cholesterol.
My iron levels have always been really low (since birth), so I eat a high protein diet. I also love spinach, and can eat that stuff ALL day LOL
When he got my results back, he was baffled by my cholesterol numbers.
My total is 105. My HDL and LDL are in the 50’s, and I can’t remember how much my triglycerides were.
I’ve been trying to look up online on what that could mean and if it’s a problem, and am not having much luck at all.
My doctor chuckled and said if he didn’t notice my weight, he’d say I was malnutritioned.
How…in the world?
My father has high cholesterol, and yet…I don’t?
Does anyone have any information that might helped my poor confused self?
Fat girl with low cholesterol just seems odd to me too! (Not that I’m complaining…buuuttt…)
Is it TOO low? Should I bring this up at my next visit? How would I be able to get my good cholesterol up where it belongs?
Anything is appreciated!
Yes, I understand that being overweight will catch up with me, hence why I’ve been trying to take control of it by trying to eat healthier and having a gym subscription and making sure I stick to that routine. I would bike 2 miles for cardio (the two miles would take be 40 minutes) and then would work on weights when I reached the gym, or I’d walk the 2 miles (at 3.0mph) and then work on the weights and crunches at the gym. Somedays I’d go for the heated pool to do laps or do an hour of very VERY vigorous dance classes they have every Wednesday.
Thank you for the responses so far!